'Me Too' hasn't gone far enough: Face­book's COO

The Pak Banker - - FRONT PAGE - -AP

SAN FRAN­CISCO: Face­book Inc. chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Sh­eryl Sand­berg says the "Me Too" move­ment, which has spurred women to share sto­ries of sex­ual ha­rass­ment, can spark last­ing change in work­place poli­cies and cul­ture.

"The ques­tion is not if #MeToo has gone too far, but if #MeToo has gone far enough," Sand­berg said on Bloomberg Tele­vi­sion. "Be­cause it can't just be a mo­ment in time, where peo­ple raise their voice. Th­ese brave women who have raised their voices, they want long­stand­ing change."

Sand­berg, who has long ad­vo­cated for women in lead­er­ship roles, said there needs to be in­sti­tu­tional poli­cies that pre­vent ha­rass­ment, and a sys­tem of due process when it does hap­pen. Most of all, she said, "we need to end the cul­ture of com­plic­ity"- peo­ple's in­stinct to look the other way rather than get in­volved. "We're all re­spon­si­ble for what goes on in the work­force," she added.

Sand­berg's pub­lic ad­vo­cacy started af­ter the pub­li­ca­tion of her 2013 best-sell­ing book, Lean In, which gave ad­vice for how to suc­ceed in a male-dom­i­nated busi­ness world. She helped pro­pel Face­book to $41 bil­lion in rev­enue last year.

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